Selous Game Reserve

The Ultimate Guide to Planning the Best Safari in Tanzania's Selous Game Reserve

Want to experience an unparalleled Selous Game Reserve Safari in Tanzania?

Spanning 50,000 km2, Selous is Africa’s largest and oldest game reserve and is a breathtakingly beautiful setting for your game viewing expedition. In comparison (wildlife-to-visitor ratio) to the famous Serengeti National Park, there’s a lot to see in Selous and only a handful of other visitors that can be seen at any one time. Thanks to lagoons and channels from the mighty Rufiji River, the lush landscape draws in the game and other wildlife towards the end of the dry season (from July to mid-November) so this is the best time to plan your visit.

With the Rufiji River wandering through the heart of the reserve, you will be rewarded with an exceptional boat safari and the serenity of the riverside scene. Most of the camps and lodges are based around these water sources, giving you every opportunity to get the most out of your adventure.

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Thanks for making my dreams come true!!! This was my first time not only in Tanzania but at a country within Africa. I felt so welcomed and respected by not only the team but by the people in Tanzania from the moment I left the airport to the moment I arrived back to the airport. Wito Africa Safaris allowed me to achieve my goal of reaching the top of mount Kili. The mountain guides and porter team were so cheerful, polite and encouraging. If i had to recommend any company to go with when embarking on such a great adventure I would pick Wito Africa Safaris. I had a lovely time on the safari and I plan to go again with Wito Africa Safaris and their guide Glory. 🙂
zarina M
zarina M
April 8, 2022.
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An epic time in Tanzania It was my first safari ever and i couldnt have hoped for more. The organisation and choice of accomodation by Abdullie was perfect. Our two guides Michael and Glory were spectacular. you name what you want to see, they will find it. from super rare small cats to mating lions,lion cubs and chasing leopards, mud covered hippos and complaining zebras. Michaels abilities to imitate animal noises were hilarious (the hippo was my personal favourite). we had such a good,fun time and there was no challenge our two guides didnt master. special dietary restrictions for individuals were all catered for.
Jennifer S.
Jennifer S.
April 5, 2022.
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Truly a dream safari I've been several times on safari in different countries but this was my first time in Tanzania and I couldn't have chosen a better safari company for the trip. Since the first moment I felt that Abdullie was offering me the best safari for the days I had and what I wanted. And I wasn't wrong... the itinerary and the different accomodations, everything was perfect. We didn't have long transfers so we had lots of time for game drives. All the accomodations were excellent, I specially liked the tented camp in Serengeti, with the wildebeest passing in front of us when we were by the fire at night and having breakfast under the acacia tree. The lodge in Ngorongoro was also remarkable with stunning views. And Tanzania was fantastic! I especially enjoyed Serengeti and Ngorongoro and I wish I had more days there... next time! We had some very special moments and wildlife sightings and I also enjoyed the interaction with the maasai kids and the visit to the school where I delivered some supplies and clothes. I encourage everyone to include in their trips some sort of interaction with the local communities. I was very lucky to have Bosco as my guide and Abdullie hosting the trip. Bosco is a experienced guide and I really appreciated his respect for the environment and wildlife (no need to race with other cars! and I loved when he stopped the car and we were in silence with the beautiful landscape and the animals) We were alone in many sightings, as with the lion on the tree in Serengeti, and Bosco was the best positioning the car for photography. He was also attentive to my movements and when I wanted to take pictures. He was very informative but giving me space to enjoy the moment. Abdullie was a fantastic host, we shared the passion for wildlife, and I can't thank him enough getting for me the hot air balloon ride one night for the next morning. He took care of everything during the trip and he really cared I got the complete experience! I can't reccommend more Wito Africa Safaris and Abdullie to plan your safari. Thanks for a fantastic week! We'll see each other again soon!
Monica Blanch
Monica Blanch
November 18, 2021.
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Had an amazing trip with Wito Had an amazing trip with Wito. Trip was just perfect with many laughs, educational and many more fun. Driver Jonhathan was informative,polite and witty. Hope to see you guys again. Abdul was helpful at all times with his little interferences here n there. I wished we stayed longer. All the best Wito to da moon
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November 15, 2021.
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I had amazing experience I had amazing experience. Everything workout as planned and lovely seen. My wife was very happy, and we enjoyed our honeymoon. All places we visited, from Mwanza, Serengeti, Manyara and Tarangire were awesome. I strongly recommanded this company for safari arrangements. My wife and I will definately use them for our future safari's plans.
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mark njau
November 15, 2021.
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Awesome!!! From the reaching out to getting different options of Safari trips to getting the most suitable choice based on my situation and budget. And to the pickup to the driving through the games and the lodging choices to the interactions with the driver and informative tour guidance. Every bit was Awesome from beginning to end. Words can't express my feelings and satisfaction. Thank you.
IamOlaniyi Bankole
IamOlaniyi Bankole
November 14, 2021.
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Awesome We spent 3 marvelous days with Godwin in Tarangire, Manyara Lake and Ngorongoro crater. He speaks perfect english, is funny but formal. He explained to us a lot of things about the big amount of animals we could see. Also some curiosities about the flora. No doubt, we would repeat.
Alfredo Cuellar
Alfredo Cuellar
September 1, 2021.
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Amazing Safari experience! We started working with Abdullie to create our itinerary 2 years ago. Our original plan was to visit Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania, however due to covid we decided to visit only Tanzania this year. We visited Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater, the Northern Serengeti and the Central Serengeti. Every aspect of our safari was so well planned, and the accommodations were lovely. We had two guides during the duration of our trip, Michael and Juma. Both guides were not only extremely knowledgeable, but so personable and were just as excited to see things as we were, and they were so patient (we had a lot of questions!). It was great to hear how much they knew about the wildlife and the areas, but we really enjoyed getting to know them as individuals. To say Michael’s knowledge of birds was amazing would be an understatement. My husband would quickly describe a bird he saw to Michael and he would be able to tell us the type of bird and explain it to us. On top of that, he would always show us in the book and explain further. Juma’s knowledge of the areas we were in were just astonishing. Sometimes I wondered where we were driving (not that I would have known anyway!), or what we were waiting for, but Juma was always a step ahead. On our last day in the Central Serengeti he drove us further out, and didn’t stop searching for male lions as those were the one big cat we hadn’t seen. Sure enough, Juma found us 3 male lions together!! The best part? We were the ONLY car there, so we were able to spend as much time watching them. Abdullie and his team were available at all times…even with the time difference, Abdullie answered my emails and texts so quickly, regardless of the time. We really appreciated the communication between the team: Abdullie checking in on us, Michael connecting with Juma when we were changing locations, and vice versa. They just worked so well as a team…it wasn’t as if one individual knew something that the others didn’t, they were all in the communication loop. We truly loved every aspect of our trip. There isn’t anything we would change. Abdullie was so patient with me throughout the whole planning phase (believe me, I know I’m not the easiest person to work with!), always quickly responding to my numerous emails and questions. Michael and Juma ensured we saw everything we wanted to, and spent as much or as little time viewing the animals as we wanted. In Tarangire there were elephants everywhere, and since Michael knew how much I loved elephants, he would point them out and stop EVERY SINGLE TIME we spotted them (which was quite often lol), and he would just stop and wait until I had gotten enough of watching them. We saw several river crossings in the Northern Serengeti because Juma was determined to have us watch as many as we could. Everything throughout our trip was seamless. Would we work with Abdullie and Wito Africa Safaris again? Well, we have the second part of our trip booked for next year already and it wouldn’t be with anyone else! The amount of time Abdullie and his team put into creating the perfect itinerary for you really shows. I realize this is an extensive review, however this is short compared to how much more I wanted to write about Abdullie and his team, and our trip in general. I highly recommend anyone who is looking to plan their safari, to just get in touch with Wito…I guarantee from the first response you receive from Abdullie you’ll feel like he’s a friend who just wants to plan the perfect trip for you. You won’t regret it!
Miwa
Miwa
August 28, 2021.
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Godwin is an amazing guide Godwin is an amazing guide, full of interesting knowledge about every living thing, and every flower. He has a lot of patience, and always answers any question happily. And takes care of everything down to the smallest detail.
איתן גבירצמן
איתן גבירצמן
June 9, 2021.
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Incredible experience in Africa 🙂 When my friend and I booked our flights to Africa, we were sure we were going to plan the whole trip ourselves. Turns out that was a very overwhelming thing to even begin! So happy to have connected with Wito Africa Safaris, because not only did we get to do everything we set out to, we got so much more! A trip tailored to our wants and must dos, without any of the stress that comes with planning and not knowing what or who to book with and transfers to and from airports that we had never been to. It was the most amazing experience and not having to worry about the details made it that much more incredible. The most magical part of our trip was by far the Ngorongoro crater and the Serengeti. Words can’t describe how amazing it is! We also went to Zanzibar for the beach, Cape Town for the mountains (and wine!), Botswana for more animals and Zimbabwe for Victoria falls. If you’re considering booking a trip to Africa, don’t think, just do it! And planning with Wito Africa Safaris will make it a thousand times more relaxed and enjoyable:)
Kate M.
Kate M.
January 9, 2020.

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